Sunday Best – British Classic – Chicken casserole

I love Sunday, lazy mornings and time to make something special for dinner, and even better when it’s a prep and forget meal like Chicken Casserole. It’s never going to win a beauty contest, but the taste makes up for that 🤣


I wanted to use some of the veg in the fridge and as I have stocked up on skinless, boneless Chicken Thighs. Chicken casserole seemed like a good idea, with a delicious creamy mash on the side.


I start by Prepping the veg, a mix of carrots, parsnips, turnips and of course onion and leek. These are peeled and chopped, ready to go. I’m adding Rosemary, bay leaves and sage for flavour. There were a couple of rashers of Smoked streaky bacon hanging around the fridge, so I sliced and threw them in too 😉


I am using 8 Chicken Thighs each cut in quarters, this will feed us today and be enough to tuck some into the freezer, for a quick meal another night.


In a large oven proof pot add a few tablespoons of oil and add the chicken to brown off, quickly followed by the chopped onion and a clove of minced garlic. Then a tablespoon of plain flour and salt and pepper – stir through.


I peeled and chopped the potatoes and they are sat in salted water, till I’m ready to cook and mash them.


I will oven cook the casserole (I know, by definition it should be stove top) into a preheated oven at 180 for an hour to 90 minutes till cooked through and tasting rich and herbily tasty 😋


The cooked potatoes are mashed with butter, milk and seasoning.


A portion of peas and dinner is served 🤗


We have left over Mudcake for those who want, it is very, very rich so only need a little at a time 😊 here’s the Link if you missed it


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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